The Centre for Family Beginnings
The Centre for Family Beginnings at Wellington Regional Medical Center provides comprehensive care for women and infants in a family-focused environment. Dedicated physicians, neonatologists, specially-trained nurses and other staff members employ a team approach that helps ensure that every mother and baby gets the individualized care they need.
The Centre for Family Beginnings at Wellington Regional Medical Center offers a number of special features and amenities including:
- 18 labor-and-delivery rooms
- 3 bay triage
- 2 operating rooms and a post-anesthesia care unit (PACU)
- 19 postpartum/couplet rooms
- 25-bed Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with private family waiting areas
- Dedicated procedure rooms
- Specialized mother-baby nursing care
- Board-certified lactation consultants
- On-site baby photographs by Bella Baby Photography
- Free WiFi access
Labor and Delivery
Our goal is to remain patient focused while we work to provide the most supportive, nurturing environment possible. Each suite is equipped with advanced medical technology that does not detract from the homelike environment. Emergency equipment is readily available in each suite, if needed, and we have two dedicated obstetrical operating rooms within our Labor and Delivery unit . This allows us to handle any quick-arriving emergency. We also provide antepartum care for high risk pregnancies.
After delivery, postpartum families move across the hall to private rooms. While they are there, out staff provides education and other assistance to new parents and their extended families to help ensure that every family departs with the basic knowledge needed to begin their journey.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Our 15,000 square-foot, 25-bed Neonatal Intesive Care Unit (NICU) provides highly advanced technology in a comfortable and aesthetically-pleasing environment. The neonatal services are of the highest level available in the state of Florida, and represent our commitment to providing specialized care for newborns. We perform high risk deliveries, and care for some of the sickest and tiniest of babies. Our NICU is staffed with highly skilled registered nurses,respiratory therapists and neonatologists who are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Wellington also has its own neonatal transport team that services local area hospitals to stabilize and transport infants to our Level IIIb NICU for treatment.
The Lactation Center is dedicated to supporting all mothers in their decision to breastfeed. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are available seven days a week to assist new moms with individualized breastfeeding assistance and education. We are a community based Lactation Center which means that services are also provided to women who do not deliver here at Wellington. The Lactation Center offers personalized care and services including: breastfeeding education, private consultations, telephone advice, weekly support groups, La Leche League meetings, and breast pump rental.